Alexe is a bit juniorish, but I think she has the potential if you look at some of her more successful programs. Her jumps are clean when they're done properly. She has pretty good technique. I'd say she may very well become the next big thing for US ladies skating in a couple of years.
Personally I don't think scores are that big of a deal. So when you break your own WR by half a point or whatever, it's really not worth getting worked up about.
On the other hand, I actually loved Julia's program. It's amazing that she's actually gotten a consistent SP going. Her LP's less reliable though...
You really love underdogs don't you.
SerpentineSteps, it's okay to love underdogs, but let's watch everyone with a clear head dahhling... It's really funny, when S/S led over M/T and D/D in the SP @ TEB, you were upset and making ridiculous comments about pairs being too predictable, skating should be less predictable, blah blah blah... But S/S bombed the LP, and,well... you can finish the end of that sentence
ETA: Rachael Flatt did not deserve that score. Her flutz has appeared again, expectedly.
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i still like alexe 2nd best behind yeonah at this event. i don't care about the jumps. but darn if her hopes for one of the oly spots didn't just vaporize like her nerves.
very happy for julie sebestyen and fumie suguri and their strong skates. first time seeing tugba and i like her a lot--if her long is also choreographed by kurt all the better.
Well, first of all I liked a lot Fumie Suguri's program. Don't know why, probably she wasn't the best tonight, but besides Yuna she made a biggest impression on me.
Then I felt very sorry for Rachael Flatt. She did it good, but the fall just looked scary and it was not in a good moment, so I was really sorry for her.
Yuna was... Well, I better won't be talking about it, because I think a lot of people are tired of it. So it's just it. I'm not sure she had underrotated jump. But I can't say it for sure, because my stream quality was really bad, so maybe I didn't see it. But overall I think she was better than at TEB and her score is deserved. And about underrotation... well, we will check this out later, but, of course, everyone has errors sometimes. And Yuna too, of course.
Well, I'm not sure who are those people you are talking about, but as for me, if I'm one of those uber-fans, I don't really defend her, but sometimes there are some misinformation about her or some dubious statements and I just try to highlight all that when it's possible. As for this thread, I don't see anything against her (but, of course, I didn't read it all). Some of her fans actually said that she had underrotated jump too, but I didn't notice it.Agreed. They see the need to defend their little princess but it's not necessary.
But well, I hope at least everyone likes her programs and her performance regarding of score and other things.
I feel really happy right now, because, I think, she really showed very good skating and I always have great emotions afterwards.
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YuNa is a phenoneman. She's breaking her own records. Is there an adjective to describe her whole persona as well as her skating?
I have to say that I take back my remarks about Rachael's jazzy SP in China. She was marvelous in L.Placid. Her one mistake was that second jump in the combo where she landed on the back part of her blade which made her fall backwards. That's not an opinion. It's the Law of Physics. If the USFS does not send her to Vancouver, they will be making a huge mistake. I love Mirai and Caroline but realistically, it's Rachael.
Julia Sebestyen has come into being a very lovely skater with clean programs and that whole makeover of her being presents a lovely lady. How many Olys has she be in?
I'm sorry for her fans, but Emily had no redeeming features in that SP. It would have been better if she had gone to Sectionals before Nats. As of now, she should not be one of the chosen 2 to go to Vancouver.
All the other gals, particularly the Swedish gal, did well.
I don't see any change of results in the LP.
some of us take the Sport seriously and don't worry about favorites, or trolls, and YuNa is simply the best this season, as well as Nobi. We will learn more about Evan in SC as well as Akiko.
Constructive criticisms beat out boorish criticisms. n'est pas?